Peeka is a gorgeous black cat with a soft silky coat and adorable white patches on her belly. She absolutely loves to play and will carefully select her toy from the toy box for rambunctious games. Her energy is contagious and she'll often engage the older resident cats in wrestling matches and chases around the house.
Peeka aka Sonata has come a long way since being rescued from a parking garage this past May. It was estimated that she'd been in the garage for 4 months before her rescue. At her first vet visit, her age was estimated at around 6 months which means that this poor little one had been fending for herself since she was a young kitten. Without human interaction for that period of time, little Peeka was a wild and scared 6 month old. Thankfully a dedicated volunteer stepped in and spent several months socializing her in large crate because in her fearfulness she likely would have hidden for months. As it turns out, this little soul desperately craved love and attention. She started coming for pets, and charmed her foster mom with loud purrs.
In her current foster home, Peeka started off in a smaller room of her own so that she could have a slow transition to the space. It also allowed her to be introduced to the resident cats more slowly. It took some time, but she was finally ready for the run of the house, and began to acclimatize herself to the luxuries of indoor living - like sleeping on the bed. She now jumps up on the couch for cuddles, and often will sleep beside you. She loves belly rubs and will stretch her arms out for underarm scratches. We are starting to experiment with putting her in our laps for cuddles and she will stay for a bit and then hop off and cuddle back up beside you. Because of her history, she is still wary of new people and sudden movements and sounds, but every day, she gets a little braver and discovers new places to sleep and play. When the camera appears, she goes on high alert, so it's been difficult to take photos that show off her true beauty.
Peeka is looking for a loving family that already has a social and playful resident cat for her to play with. She'll need a little longer that some cats to settle in, but it will be well worth the wait. This little one is a constant delight!
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